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Highway named in honor of Vietnam veteran

The Hastings Banner - 5/11/2017

A portion of US-12 will be named in honor of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Bondsteel, under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Rick Snyder. Sgt. Bondsteel was serving in the Vietnam War when he earned the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions during combat that saved multiple lives.

"Staff Sgt. Bondsteel is the true definition of an American hero, bravely risking his life to save others during the Vietnam War," Snyder said. "Naming this portion of highway in his honor not only recognizes his service, but also ensures that the story of his courage and bravery will be memorialized for generations to come."

House Bill 4057, sponsored by state Rep. Eric Leutheuser, names a portion of Highway US-12 as the "James Bondsteel Memorial Highway." The portion of Highway US-12 is in Hillsdale County within the Jonesville city limits. It is now Public Act 28 of 2017.


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